DAKAR, front man of the infamous duo DAKAR & GRINSER is back on the scene with his label SHOTGUN
RECORDINGS, started in 2006, Shotgun Recordings is a platform for his deep, cutting edge house music
productions and shows off his skills as a dj and producer.
Dakar, aka Christian Kreuz, was born with a guitar in one hand and a microphone in the other. After playing
in bands ranging from punk to rock to hip hop, he became infected with early Detroit Techno and Chicago
House. He begins his DJ career in 1992 and is soon a resident , along with DJ HELL in Munich’s legendary
ULTRASCHALL. His residency lasts for 8 years, and in the meantime he starts the group DAKAR &
GRINSER in 1995.
D&G exploded the scene with their 1996 debut EP "Shot Down In Reno" released on
DISKO B. Recorded with borrowed equipment in the smoky bedroom in some after hours,” Shot down in
Reno" (a tribute to Johnny Cash) receives rave reviews and ushers in a new era for electronic music. The
music is sexy, dirty, and explosive: electronic + rock..n.. roll. Their big break comes in 1999 with the
release of their album “Are You Really Satisfied Now?” Hailed by NME and other music press as
outstanding and groundbreaking, the album receives rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The singles
"Take Me Naked" (single of the week NME) and the STOOGES cover “ I Wanna Be Your Dog” (later on
2many DJs famous "radio soulwax "compilation) remains a classic . The album also includes the number
"Le Cha" with Miss Kittin.
After signing with Virgin in 2000, "Stay With Me". the remix by Dakar and TOBI
NEUMANN enters charts in Italy. D&G tours like crazy including shows on MTV and performances on the
famous Italian TV show "FESTIVALBAR". At the peak of their success, D&G split up in 2002. In 2003,
Motor/Universal signs Dakar, and as Christian Kreuz he releases his solo album "Diktatur Des Kapitals" .
This radical album, sung in German, includes the singles "Koks & Prada", "Lebenslänglich Disco” and "Wir
Sind Bereit" with it’s award winning video. The album is a mix of dub, punk, electro and house and a major
break from the “Electroclash” scene that was born out of D&G. He takes a break with electronic clubs, gets
back to the roots and plays live concerts with his band.
In 2004 he starts a collaboration with Swiss
producer ROBI INSINA aka HEADMAN. The Single "Birth School Work Death" released on TREVOR
JACKSONs Label OUTPUT becomes a hit in clubs all over the world. After moving to Berlin, he releases
the second full length D&G album “TRIUMPH OF FLESH” (Disko B) in 2005. The album is well received
and D&G go back on extended tour playing in some of the most exciting hotspots around the globe.
Currently DAKAR is investing his dj and producing skills into his label SHOTGUN RECORDINGS.
Dakar plays locations as Nitsa (Barcelona), Optimo (Glasgow), Low Club (Madrid), Volar (Hong Kong), Le
Triptique (Paris), Registratur (Munich), The Arche (Glasgow), WMF (Berlin), Morphine (Hamburg), Le Zoo
(Geneva), Flex (Vienna), Fabrik (Madrid) His DJ sets are based on experimental Deep House, mixed up
with funky Minimal, Tech Soul, up tempo Hip Hop and exclusive remixes and cover versions of dance
classics which the crowd has never heard before…